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April LDS Living Book Club: Revisiting ‘Women and the Priesthood’ by Sheri Dew

by | Mar. 23, 2021

For some people, the fact that women are not ordained to the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a sticking point, a hot topic, and even a potential media controversy. Others aren't troubled by the issue at all. But wherever you fall on that spectrum, you'll be fascinated by this doctrinal exploration of a topic that is crucial for both women and men to understand.

Sheri Dew's best-selling book Women and the Priesthood was originally published in 2013 and discusses the varying responsibilities of men and women in the Church. Some of the responsibilities discussed include the eternal truths that women are vital to the success of the Lord's Church, that God expects women to receive revelations, and that both men and women have access to God's highest spiritual blessings. 

This enlightening book shows how studying the doctrine of the priesthood will help you find the answers you seek about women and the priesthood, women in the Church, and the vital influence righteous women can have in the world.

And now, we are excited to dig in to the newly revised edition of Dew's best seller that includes the most recent teachings from prophets and apostles for our April Book Club!

What This Month Holds

About LDS Living Book Club

Each month we choose a new book to read together. Joining is easy! Simply follow @ldslivingbookclub on Instagram for reading reminders and details about our live Q&A with the author.


About the Book

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In Women and the Priesthood, Sheri Dew discusses the varying responsibilities of men and women in the context of key doctrine of the Church, including the eternal truths that women are vital to the success of the Lord's Church, that God expects women to receive revelations, and that both men and women have access to God's highest spiritual blessings. This newly revised edition includes the most recent teachings from prophets and apostles.

Women and the Priesthood is available nowas both a book or as a wide-margin journal editionat Deseret Book stores, DeseretBook.com, and on the Deseret Bookshelf mobile app!


About the Author

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Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has written a number of books, including the biographies of three Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Presidents Russell M. Nelson, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Ezra Taft Benson. She served from 1997 to 2002 as the Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and is executive vice-president and chief content officer of Deseret Management Corporation. Her best-selling books include, most recently, Insights from a Prophet’s Life: Russell M. Nelson, Worth the Wrestle, and Amazed by Grace.

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